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Exercise Can Be Hard, Unless Your Cat Is Helping You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

We get by with a little help from our friends -- especially when it comes to exercising to a Tracy Anderson workout video. Let's face it, those things...

Doing This Exercise May Boost Brain Function In Older Adults

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Seeking some inner peace? A new study suggests that hatha yoga not only helps you relax, but also may boost brain function in older adults. Researc...

The 6 Keys to Living the Sweet Life

Chris LuVogt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Most of us want a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity. But few of us bother to really take note of how we are progressing towards these goals, and too often get caught up in the details of "life" while ignoring how well we are actually living. Luckily, there is a simple trick to help you stay on track and turn your life into a truly sweet one, and all it takes is a humble sticky note.

Why Are We So Obsessed With Getting Older That We Need To Know Everyone's Age?

Carol E Wyer | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Why is it, whenever a reporter interviews you, they ask how old you are? The last time this happened to me, I asked that very question. The reporter replied, 'People want to know how old you are, so we have to put down your age.'

My Three Life Secrets to Thriving

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

Action influences emotions, which crystalize beliefs. These in turn inspire us to pursue what we hope for with that much more joy, focus and hope. That's what these three practices do for me.

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

Fear, Control and Sweating Out the Crazy

Maria Senise | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've always known it, but truly, right now, I realize how incredibly imperative exercise is to my health. Sure, my physical health benefits from it, my body becomes stronger, but more importantly for me, my mental and emotional health benefits hugely.

5 Things I Learned About Life on My First Backpacking Trip

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

For three days, I didn't brush my hair, I didn't wear makeup and I wore the same pants. Pee splattered on my ankles, and my nails were full of dirt. I gave up on my appearance. Instead, I looked at lakes, mountains and wildflowers. The result? My inner beauty felt alive and healthy.

Exercise vs. Play

Zach Dean | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Playful people are present in the moment, enjoy their lives, and are not bound to the rigidity of broken social structure. Their way of being leads to meaningful connection, fulfillment, and sparks positive change in our world.

Are You In The Right Race?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The world, I'm convinced, is made up of runners. Every morning they suit up, figuratively put on their running shoes and prepare for the big race. Wh...

The 4 Best Stretches For Bike Riders

SELF | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

You have to give your body the attention it needs post-biking so that it can perform at its best. Try these four stretches before and after your next ride and you'll hopefully find your legs, neck, and hips feeling looser and less sore.

Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

Patients with dementia can and should remain physically active in sports they had previously mastered. They may not be as accurate in keeping score as before, but if the dementia has not carved away their motivation to pursue the activity, it can bring all the same benefits as before.

7 Things Draining Your Workout Energy (And How To Fix Them)

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone The same workout routine in your 30s impacts your body differently after 50. Even if you're able to per...

The 7 Magic Steps of Achievement

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

There are simple yet not-so-easy steps that can accelerate you on your quest for achievement. In fact, when you "have your act together" you can by-pass all of the folks who are showing up without a plan, hoping for success, all while living mostly in reaction.

Fitness Bands, Helpful or Not?

David Kirsch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

I just finished reading a great article on Today.com Health. The article questions the benefits of fitness bands -- which have become all the rage. ...

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Kick the Therapy Couch to the Curb

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.

Don't Get Up: 5 Exercises You Can Do While Sitting Down

The Active Times | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

By now, most of us know that moving more is important to good health. While physical activity provides the body with a long list of physiological and ...

The (Necessary) Exercise Advice You Don't Want to Hear

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Caleigh Rykiss

To truly make these things happen sometimes we must push our bodies and minds to their limits, step out of our comfort zones and force ourselves to give it everything and more, even if we don't want to. Here are the things you don't want to do, but should do to make the most of your workout!

5 Tips for a Memorable Summer

Uloop | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you're on a budget or have a flexible monetary situation, use the twelve weeks of summer to learn more about your surroundings, and most importantly to potentially learn something new about yourself.

The Pharmacologics of Exercise: Yes, Exercise Is Medicine!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

As health care is reformed in the United States, comprehensive strategies must be included to encourage more individuals of all ages to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, a cornerstone of personal health care reform.

How To Start Kickin' A** After 50

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

In spite of the running I do, I could see my strength dwindling over the years. And, I was tired all the time. By my late 50s, I didn't "bounce back" when I got sick and it took a long time for injuries to heal. Suddenly, I had my mother's arms. Now, she was a beautiful woman, but I don't need 76-year-old arms.

8 Life-Changing Lessons Exercise Enthusiasts Can Learn From 'Thrive'

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Our muscles thrive on contraction, then relaxation. Our brains thrive on wake, then sleep. Our bodies thrive on work, then recover. Trees thrive on blooming, then shedding. You can only go so long without that rest from labor before something breaks, often irreparably.

'Finding Yourself' in Need of a Therapist During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Caring for parents and kids while simultaneously chasing a paycheck wears you down. Stir in a few menopausal hormones and you can easily find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and depressed.